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Fall 2019: Transformative Storytelling: Sharing Stories of Social Justice — COLA 1500-035

Title

Fall 2019: Transformative Storytelling: Sharing Stories of Social Justice — COLA 1500-035

When

Tue. Aug 27, 2019 - Fri. Dec 6, 2019 (15 weeks)
Every Monday from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Where

Dell 1 104

What are some of the most thought-provoking and powerful stories you’ve ever heard or read? When was the last time a story moved you to go out and make a difference in the world such as challenging the strongholds of injustice? This course explores the act of storytelling as it relates to issues of Social Justice and the role of storytellers as agents of change. The course incorporates a variety of intercultural communication styles and mediums of artistic expression, including creative writing, theatre, movement, music and digital media. All students will have the opportunity to craft and present stories for public performance. “I'm really interested in social justice, and if an artist has a certain power of being heard and voicing something important, it's right to do it. It could still be done in such a way that it's not aggressive or overly didactic. I'm trying to find that form.” ―Shirin Neshat

* 1 Credit

Instructor: Theresa Davis (tmd2m@virginia.edu)